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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, March 2, 1865.

(Received 12.15 p. m.)

Major-General WEBB:

No scouting party has crossed Hatcher's Run. The crossings are picketed by the enemy, and it would take considerable force to effect a passage.

H. E. DAVIES, Jr.,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 2, 1865.

General J. A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I beg to make the following nominations for promotion: Brigadier General John W. Turner, U. S. Volunteers, to be major-general by brevet for gallant and meritorious services on several occasions before the enemy, campaign of 1864, to date from October 1, 1864. Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Read, U. S. Volunteers, assistant adjutant-general, Department of Virginia, to be brigadier-general by brevet, or full, for gallantry before the enemy, to date from capture of Fort Harrison, September 29, 1864. Colonel John E. Mulford, to be brigadier-general by brevet, for special services and highly meritorious conduct, to date from July 4, 1864. Major P. Ord, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet, for gallant conduct in the campaign of 1864, to date from the capture of Fort Harrison, September 29, 1864. Captain H. G. Brown, aide-de-camp, U. S. Volunteers, to be major by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign of 1864, to date from the capture of Fort Harrison, September 29, 1864. Major S. S. Seward, to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services, campaign of 1864, to date from the attack, on Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Second Lieutenant Thomas G. Welles, First Connecticut Cavalry, to be captain by brevet in the volunteers, for gallant and meritorious services, campaign of 1864, to date from the capture of Fort Harrison, September 29, 1864. Captain D. D. Wheeler, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, to be major by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services, campaign of 1864, to date from capture of Fort Harrison, 29th of September, 1864. Captain [Eugene E.] Graves, aide-de-camp to General Weitzel, to be major by brevet, for gallant conduct, campaign of the summer of 1864, to date from the capture of Fort Harrison, September 29, 1864. Lieutenant Colonel Ed. W. Smith, assistant adjutant-general, Twenty-fifth Army Corps, to be brevet colonel, for meritorious services in the campaign of 1863 and 1864, to date from 1st of January, 1865. Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Jackson, assistant inspector-general, Twenty-fifth Army Corps, to be brevet brigadier-general, for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign of 1864. This officer was recommended for this brevet by General D. B. Birney, who made his case a special one for his services in the operations of September last, to date from 1st of January, 1865. Bvt. Major P. S. Michie, U. S. Engineers, to be brevet brigadier-general, for meritorious services in 1864, to date from 1st of January, 1865. Colonel A. C. Voris, Sixty-seventh Ohio, to be brevet brigadier-general, for gallant and meritorious services in campaign of 1864. This officer was also recommended by Major General D. B. Birney, to date from 1st of January, 1865. Captain W. L. James, assistant quartermaster, to be brevet major, for meritorious and faithful services, to date from 1st of January, 1865. Captain C. E. Walbridge, assistant quartermaster, to be brevet major, for meri-